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technoshaman ([personal profile] technoshaman) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2017-02-10 09:02 pm

Suppress content in inbox notification

Title:
Suppress content in inbox notification

Area:
Inbox

Summary:
Make it toggleable as to whether the *content* of a private inbox message is sent in email. Currently the whole message comes with the notification, instead of just saying "you have a message".

Description:
DW is known for its superior privacy features. One thing it *doesn't* have - yet - is truly secure messaging, i.e. the only thing that goes outside DW is "you have a message". However, some people like using email as a vehicle for interacting with their social media. So I think in our privacy settings we should have a radio button: "Send content of messages with notification: yes/no" We could do this for comments, too, as a 2.0 thing. You could go one step further and make the "from whom" part togggleable too. Some messages are more sensitive than others... f'rex, the fact that I got a message from, oh, say, Bernie Sanders or Coretta Scott King or Dan Rather would be far more sensitive than getting a message from Joe Random I went to school with who didn't amount to much. I don't think we should go down as far as per-user.... that's a little much, and if you're that level of paranoid you should probably just turn off the "who" altogether.... but still. Having "you've got mail" land in your Gmail or Yahoo inbox where g-ds know who can see it is a lot safer than "meet me outside the palace at 2am with the gunpowder! Cheers, Guy"...

Poll #18046 Suppress content in inbox notification
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


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Should be implemented as-is.
14 (43.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
3 (9.4%)

(I have no opinion)
14 (43.8%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (3.1%)

darjeeling: Red | Transistor (Default)

[personal profile] darjeeling 2017-02-27 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
I personally wouldn't use this, but I think the idea is good as long as it's toggle-able on or off. Good suggestion!